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Who can borrow, and what can you borrow? On this page you will find information on what applies to you based on whether you are a student, member of staff or a member of the public. You will also find an FAQ on borrowing.

My loans

See and renew your loans in My loansexternal link.

Inter library loans and purchase suggestions

About the loan regulations

Everyone can get a library card, as long as you have a valid identification and are at least 16 years old.

You have to agree to abide by the loan regulations, in order to borrow from the library. If you have borrowed a book, you are then responsible for the book. If one of your books is overdue, or if you don't return it at all, you may get an overdue fine and eventually an invoice. Read more here about overdue fines and invoices.

Go to the loan regulations.

What about me?

Everyone can borrow, but what you are entitled to borrow depends on if you are a student or member of staff, and in that case, which university you belong to. On this page you can read more about what applies to you. If you are curious to learn more about the different resources and collections in the library, you can read more on the page Library collections.

As an SH-student, you can borrow all the printed books in the library: course books, 3 week loans, day loans and reference books. You can access all the databases and e-books suscribed to by Södertörn University, both on and off campus. In the database listexternal link you can see which ones are marked by the SH logotype. You may also borrow a laptop for the day. You do not have to apply for a library card. Just use your SH card.

As an RKH-student, you can borrow all the printed books in the library: course books, 3 week loans, day loans and reference books. You can access all the databases and e-books suscribed to by The Swedish Red Cross University College, both on and off campus. In the database listexternal link you can see which ones are marked by the RKH logotype. You may also borrow a laptop for the day. Come to the information desk in the library and present your ID to apply for a library card.

As a student at SMI, KI or KTH you can borrow all the printed books in the library: course books, 3 week loans, day loans and reference books. You can access some databases by visiting the library and ask for a guest account, but you can't access databases outside the library. Fill in the form Apply for a library cardexternal link and then come to the information desk in the library and present your ID and your student ID to get your library card.

You can borrow all the printed books in the library: course books, 3 week loans, day loans and reference books. The loan period on the 3 week loans is 6 months for staff members, unless someone is requesting the book. In that case your loan period will be reduced to 3 weeks from the date the book is requested. For all other books the loan period is the same as for the other borrowers. You can access all the databases and e-books suscribed to by your university, both on and off campus. In the database listexternal link you can see which ones are marked by the logotype of your university. If you are a member of staff at Södertörn University, you don't have to apply for a library card. Just use your SH card. If you are a member of staff at RKH, come to the information desk in the library and present your ID to apply for a library card.

You can borrow all the printed books in the library: course books, 3 week loans, day loans and reference books. The loan period on the 3 week loans is 6 months for staff members, unless someone is requesting the book. In that case your loan period will be reduced to 3 weeks from the date the book is requested. For all other books the loan period is the same as for the other borrowers. You can access some databases by visiting the library and ask for a guest account, but you can't access databases outside the library. Fill in the form Apply for a library cardexternal link and then come to the information desk in the library and present your ID and your key card to get your library card.

You can borrow all the printed books in the library: course books, 3 week loans, day loans and reference books. You can access some databases by visiting the library and ask for a guest account, but you can't access databases outside the library. Fill in the form Apply for a library cardexternal link and then come to the information desk in the library and present your ID and your key card to get your library card.

If you are not a student or member of staff at either SH, RKH, SMI, KI or KTH you may borrow 3 week loans, day loans and reference books, but not course books. You can access some databases by visiting the library and ask for a guest account, but you can't access databases outside the library. Fill in the form Apply for a library cardexternal link and then come to the information desk in the library and present your ID to get your library card.

Loan periods

Loan periods for different material

Type of material

loan period

ok to Renew?

ok to request?

Course book (yellow label)

7 days

Yes, if no one has requested it

Yes, if all copies are on loan

3 week loans (green label)

21 days

Yes, if no one has requested it

Yes

Day loan (black label)

1 day, must be returned before closing time on the same day

No

No

Reference book (red label)

1 day, must be returned before closing time on the same day

No

No

Laptop

1 day, must be returned before closing time on the same day

No

No

Laptop with support programmes

14 days, only students with reading impairment

No

No

Games

7 days, only students at the gaming program

Yes

No


FAQ on borrowing

Borrowing books

Information on how to borrow a book at the library.

Returning books

All books you borrow must be returned. Here's how.

Renewing loans

You can renew a loan if no-one has requested it. On this page you will learn how.

Requesting books

All library card holders can request books at the library. Here's how.

Find a book

Finding your way around the library can be tricky, especially if you are new. Here are some useful tips, but remember that you can always get help in the information desk.

If the library doesn't have the book you need

If you are looking for a book that is not in the library collection you can then request the book from another library or suggest a purchase.

Returning books late

What happens if you return a book late?

Talking books, Braille and e-text books

You are entitled to talking books or other accessible media if you have a reading impairment.

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17-09-2019